Allows screen readers to work better when editing cells in Excel
In Excel 2016/365 on Windows Desktop editing cells with JAWS or NVDA often fails -- especially when the height of the cell has been changed to be higher manually. Press F2 to edit a cell and move up and down with arrows with JAWS or NVDA -- in many cases especially if the height has been previously adjusted the screen reader says nothing. This is not the case for Office 2010 which works correctly with both screen readers. Narrator does speak correctly in Excel 2016 but Narrator is so sluggish compared to NVDA or JAWS I can't do my job effectively. Please work with screen reader vendors to figure out where the issue is.
Sam Joehl commented
It is not possible to review text when editing a cell in Excel using Narrator as well. This appears to be a UIA problem.
Thank you for the feedback. The individual 3rd party screen readers like NVDA and JAWS will need to add support for reading the cells.
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